Thames Water legal costs to rise to more than £50m in 2022 amid public outcry over sewage pollution

Thames Water’s legal costs are set to rise to more than £50m in 2022 amid a public outcry over sewage pollution.

Britain’s biggest water company spent £53m on environmental protection last year – more than double the £22.9m a year earlier, company filings show. UK water companies have faced public fury for dumping dirty sewage into UK waterways.

Challenge: Britain’s biggest water company spent £53m on environmental protection last year – more than double the £22.9m the year before

Water companies in England discharged waste into rivers more than 400,000 times in 2020, according to the Environment Agency last year.

Regulator Ofwat and the Environment Agency are investigating Thames Water over pollution and sewer overflows.

In its latest report, the company said: “We have faced a serious challenge to our ability to demonstrate compliance with … regulations relating to sewage treatment works.”

Thames Water chief executive Sarah Bentley will receive £2m in 2022, including an annual bonus of £496,000.

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